Our Advisory Board consists of top-tier experts in the fields of psychology, education, policymaking, and social justice. These people are generous volunteers and community leaders who are dedicated to helping us realize an impactful feature documentary.

 Edward Amend

Edward Amend, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist,
Amend Psychological Services PSC

 Kate Bachtel

Kate Bachtel, Ed.D.

SoulSpark Learning and Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

 D'Lana Barbay

D'Lana Barbay, M.Ed.

President, Texas Association of the Gifted and Talented (TAGT)

 Susan Baum

Susan Baum, Ph.D.

Director, 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy

 Jaime Castellano

Jaime Castellano, Ed.D., M.A., M.S.

Adjunct Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Department of Exceptional Student Education; Assistant Director, Luciano Martinez Child Development Center; National Trainer, Presenter, Coach

 Lacy Compton

Lacy Compton, M.A.

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, Education and Communications Manager

 Kristina Henry Collins

Kristina Henry Collins, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor of Talent Development, Texas State University

 Kathleen Crombie

Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed.

Founder, In Order To...Organize, LLC; Mental Health Specialist, Summit Center

 Austina De Bonte

Austina De Bonte

President, Northwest Gifted Child Association (NWGCA)

 Corin Goodwin

Corin Goodwin

CEO/Executive Director, GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum

 Terry Filipowicz

Terry Filipowicz, M.A.

VP of Communication and Production, Great Potential Press; Creative Director and Founder, Sip and Go; Pima Community College Adjunct Faculty

 Cynthia Hansen

Cynthia Z. Hansen, M.Ed., ET/P

Educational Therapist/Professional; GATE Consultant

 Joanna Haase

Joanna Haase, Ph.D., MFT

Psychotherapist; California Gifted Network, Gifted Research and Outreach

 Leslie Hosey

Leslie Hosey, Ph.D.

Lower School Director, School and Clinical Psychologist; The Roeper School

 Heidi Molbak

Heidi Molbak, M.S.

Head of Schools, FlexSchool

 Amir Nathoo

Amir Nathoo

Co-Founder and CEO, Outschool

 Jonathan Plucker

Jonathan Plucker, Ph.D.

Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development, Johns Hopkins University

 Paula Prober

Paula Prober, M.S., M.Ed.


 Amber Siler

Amber Siler, M.A., Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Bravely Blooming, LLC

 Julie Skolnick

Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D.

Founder, With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC